Legal wrangling between the defense and Suffolk County prosecutors today led a judge to postpone setting a trial date for Philip Markoff, the former medical student accused of murdering a masseuse he met through Craigslist.
According to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office, a hearing held today ended without a final agreement. Instead, the case was continued until June 29.
The defense, led by Boston attorney John Salsberg, also was given until July 21 to file a motion to suppress allegedly incriminating statements Markoff made to Boston police following his arrest last year.
Markoff has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and other charges for the April 14, 2009, shooting death of Julissa Brisman and the robbery of another woman four days earlier. He is being held without bail.
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